The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health has a webinar coming up at the end of the month that I think could be very informative for forensic clinicians as we talk to our patients about their health status and needs for follow-up care and referrals. Responding to Mental Health Crisis: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Conversation About Diagnosis, Treatment and Medication will be held June 28th at 2pm CT. From the announcement:
In our services it sometimes feels uncomfortable to initiate conversations with survivors about mental health challenges and psychiatric diagnosis and about medication and other approaches to treatment. Our own views and our experiences with mental health systems can contribute to misunderstandings and disconnection for people we intend to assist. This webinar will consider ways to approach these conversations that are transparent about our intentions, support learning about individual preferences, and are respectful of the range of views.
Register for the session here.